East Akron Neighborhood Development Corporation’s (EANDC) StormWaterColors project proposal is one of 70 finalists for ArtPlace America’s 2017 National Creative Placemaking Fund (NCPF).
ArtPlace selected these 70 proposals from 987 applications, making EANDC’s project one of just 7 percent of the projects across the country to make this cut.
Posted in Community, Education, Food, Health, Housing, Neighborhoods, Youth
Tagged agriculture, akron arts, ArtPlace America, Community, Community Development, East Akron Neighborhood Development Corporation’s, economic development, Education, Environment, Food, Neighborhood, Placemaking, StormWaterColors, Youth
Campaign Spreads Awareness, Combats Stigma on Mental Illness
Mental illnesses are brain disorders that are biologically based medical problems. Untreated, they can cause severe disturbances in thinking, feeling and relating. This results in substantially diminished capacity for dealing with the ordinary demands of life. Mental illness can affect people of any age and occur in any family. They are not caused by bad parenting and not evidence of weakness of character.
Posted in Community, Education, Health, Neighborhoods
Tagged ADM Board, Brain Disorders, Change Direction, Citizens, emotional suffering, emotional well-being, family members, Five Signs, Homeless, Mental Health, mental illness, NAMI, nonprofit leaders, Pledge, Portage Path Behavioral Health, Senior Citizens, Students, Summit County, Veterans, wellness, Youth
Students in the Rimer CLC NOW Program with teacher,
Ms. Kalil, and the socks they collected for Project RISE.
This fall, groups of students from three different APS schools participated in a sock collection project for Project RISE. This special project, called “Socktober” began in October of 2014 at Sam Salem Elementary School. The Project was started by Megan Kalil and her students in the N.O.W. Program (No Opportunity Wasted). This year, socks were collected at Sam Salem CLC, Rimer CLC and Litchfield Middle School.
Posted in Charity, Community, Education, Homelessness, Youth
Tagged Akron, Akron Public Schools, Children, Community, Education, Family Promise, Homelessness, Megan Kalil, N.O.W. Program (No Opportunity Wasted), Ohio Department of Education, Project RISE, Socktober, Youth
Story By Lyndsey Schley
Everyday Ways Parents Can Be Teachers
After the keynote speech, attendees went to one of several breakout sessions on topics including emotional attachment and how play is a part of learning.
Kandi Novak, Quality Enhancement Specialist at Child Care Connection, spoke on how creating brain building moments for parents can be a major help to children. The talk focused around a tool called Vroom which gives parents tips on how to create educational moments in everyday life.
Posted in Community, Education, Youth
Tagged Akron Public Schools, Bezos Family Foundation, Child Care, childhood, Children, Community, Derran Wimer, Education, Judge Linda Teodosio, Kandi Novak, Literacy, Parents, pediatrics, School Readiness Summit, Summit County, Summit Education Initiative, Vroom, Youth
Story by Mark Ford
Many negative things have been written about today’s youth- how they are self-(or selfie) centered and lazy. In today’s blog, though, we’d like to share a different side of local teens as they serve with one of our partner ministries, Project Shine.
Project Shine’s mission is “to connect individuals to Christ through basic home improvement and ministry in our communities, while spiritually investing in our participants.” Area youth commit to serve for a week (late afternoon Sunday through Friday evening) where they are challenged both physically in their work teams, as well as, spiritually during daily devotions and praise and worship times.
Posted in Charity, Community, Neighborhoods, Youth
Tagged Akron Baptist Temple, Akron Ohio, Arlington Memorial Baptist Church, communities, First Glance, Goss Memorial Church, home improvement, Hope UMC, Hope United Methodist Church, Kenmore, Lakeside Christian Church, Neighborhoods, Park UMC, Project Shine, Riverwood Chapel, summer youth missions, teens, The Chapel in Kenmore, The Love Akron Network, Volunteers, Youth